The Clinica del Lavoro was created in Milan at the beginning of the 20th century by Luigi Devoto, who deemed it essential for physicians and health researchers to get involved in the life and health problems of working populations. The main roles of the Clinica del Lavoro were to educate medical students and train physicians; study actual workplaces, examine health and safety hazards and their noxious effects; and create initiatives and services to protect and promote workers' health. Important scientific contributions were made in several fields, including chemical carcinogenesis, effects of mineral and biological fibers, mechanism of action of silica dust, methods for the detection and measurements of toxic substances in both the work environment and workers' biological media.
|Titolo:||The first century of the "Clinica del Lavoro" in Milan|
BERTAZZI, PIETRO ALBERTO (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/44 - Medicina del Lavoro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|